Global Advisory Council

World Learning’s Global Advisory Council champions its mission to empower a new generation of global citizens who will build peaceful, prosperous, include, and responsible institutions through international development, education, and exchanges.

The Global Advisory Council brings together leaders from the arenas of development, education, government, civil society, business, foundations, and international organizations from more than a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This group will help further the organization’s work building leadership around the world and confronting critical global challenges.

Sheppie Glass Abramowitz

Board of Directors, Kids in Need of Defense

Alexandra Arriaga

Partner, Strategy for Hummanity

Alice Albright

CEO, Global Partnership for Education

Dr. Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry

YLEP Alum, medical doctor and youth activist 

Amir Ben Ameur

Founder, WeYouth

Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

Founder, International Civil Society Action Network

Ami Aronson

Executive Director, Bernstein Family Foundation

J. Brian Atwood

Former Administrator, USAID, and Senior Fellow, Brown University

Rye Barcott

Founder, Double Time Capital and Carolina for Kibera

Susan Barduhn

Past President, International Association of TEFL

Patxi Beascoa

Director of Marketing, Penguin Random House

Betty Oyella Bigombe

Minister of Water Resources, Uganda

Jeanne Bourgault

President and CEO, Internews

Julius Coles

Director, Andrew Young Policy Institute, Morehouse College

Aicha Cooper

Research Associate, World Bank

Sarah Costa

Executive Director, Women’s Refugee Commission

Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Alex Dehgan

Founder, Conservation X Labs, and former Chief Scientist, USAID

Jennifer Dulski

President and CEO,

Abby Falik

Founder and CEO, Global Citizen Year

Antonio R. Flores

President, Hispanic Association of Colleges/Universities 

Ali Gallagher

Founder and CEO, SCP Incorporated

Elizabeth Gips

Educational Consultant and Advisor, Global Partnership for Education and MasterCard Foundation

Tamara Gould

Senior Vice President, National Production and Strategic Partnerships at Independent Television Service

Stephen Groff

Vice-President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Caren Grown

Senior Gender Coordinator, World Bank

Ambassador Michael Guest

Founder, Council for Global Equality, Former Ambassador 

Mark Hanis

Former Director, Georgetown University, Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation

Grant Harris

CEO, Harris Africa Partners LLC

Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Founder, Hunt Alternatives Fund, Women Waging Peace

Shamil Idriss

Shamil Idriss, President and CEO, Search for Common Ground

Mirza Jahani

CEO, Aga Khan Foundation USA 

Steven H. Kaplan

President, University of New Haven

Alexander Knapp

Founder and principal consultant, The AKCGlobal Group

Harold Hongju Koh

Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

Sefakor Komabu-Pomeyie

Founder, Enlightening and Empowering People with Disabilities in Africa

Carla Koppell

Vice President, U.S. Institute for Peace.

James Lawrence

Chairman, Great North Star LLC

Amy Logan

President, Bay Area US Committee for UN Women

Kristin Lord

President and CEO, IREX

John Lucas

President and CEO, International Student Exchange Programs

Hady Mahfouz

President, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

Elisabeth McMorris

Former Advisor, SIT Graduate Institute

Philip von Mehren

Partner, Venable LLC

Ruth Messinger

President, American Jewish World Service

Melvin Ming

Former President and CEO, Sesame Workshop

Rajesh Misra

Principal, Management Consulting, KPMG LLP

Jaime Montoya

UGRAD Alum, Fulbright Scholar, social activist

David Morrissey

Executive Director, US International Council on Disabilities

Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang

Minister of Education, Ghana

Allan Rock

President, University of Ottawa

Paul Sack

Founder, RREEF Funds
Trustee, Center for international Policy
Trustee Emeritus, San Francisco Art Institute

Chloe Schwenke

Director of the Global Program on Violence, Rights and Inclusion at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Tara Sonenshine

Former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, State Department

Antastase Shyaka

CEO, Rwanda Governance Board 

Michael Sutcliffe

President, City Insight

Susan Sygall

President, Mobility International USA

Tim Wainwright

CEO, ADD International

Bettina Wiedmann

Executive Director, Experiment Federation (Germany)